Musings from Jim Sorenson and a few guest bloggers about Transformers, character models, science-fiction, comic books, and whatever else is on our minds.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Ark Addendum - Changing Gears
Happy Election Day, to all my US based readers. Hope that you informed yourself on the issues and voted. Sending those politicians a message by staying home as a clown only leads to gargantuan cyborg overlords.
It's Tuesday, which means it's Ark Addendum day. This week, we go back to Changing Gears, on of the last episodes that I have substantial background images for. The centerpiece is the Solar Needle, identified as the Star Needle on the model. It's quite a lovely design.
I don't really like the episode, though. The drastic personality alteration that Gears undergoes should have deeper implications than it does, really. That it's accidental only makes things worse. For a better examination of personality shifting, see the S1 episode of Beast Wars, Dark Designs. Evil Rhinox is pretty badass, as we learn there and confirm in late season one of Beast Machines.